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A.I. & Breeding

From estrus and heat detection to genomics and sexed semen, discover the latest information to improve reproductive performance.

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Producers can capitalize on available reproductive technologies to breed efficient, profitable cows. Multiple ovulation-embryo transfer (MOET) and ovum pickup and in vitro fertilization (OPU-IVF) are two such technologies that offer producers the ability to obtain offspring from high-net-merit females and bulls to achieve faster genetic progress.

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You likely have heard of or already are implementing strategic breeding in your dairy herd through use of beef genetics, but the elephant (or beef-cross calf) in the room is this: What beef genetics should you be using?

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Beta-casein gene influences production of milk protein casein which has A1 & A2 variants.

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Creating a pregnancy requires your keen attention to animal health and welfare through a cow’s entire lactation. The road to creating a pregnancy begins long before you actually inseminate the cow.

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New technologies are continuously becoming available to improve herd reproduction. Have you recently evaluated your dairy’s program to determine where there is room for improvement?

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Timed A.I. can enhance pregnancy rates and efficiency, but protocols are not bulletproof. If results seem subpar, take a whole dairy investigative approach. Reproduction drives everything on a dairy. And nearly everything affects reproduction.

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